Lindsay Adrean

M.S., 2011

Thesis: “Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) foraging ecology and predation on juvenile salmonids in San Francisco Bay, California”







Scott Anderson

M.S., 2004

Thesis: “Foraging ecology, colony attendance, and chick provisioning of Caspian terns (Sterna caspia) in the Columbia River Estuary”







Kirsten Bixler

M.S., 2011

Thesis: “Why aren’t pigeon guillemots in Prince William Sound, Alaska recovering from the Exxon Valdez oil spill?”







Stefanie Collar

M.S., 2014

Thesis: “Nest fidelity and colony dynamics of Caspian terns nesting at East Sand Island, Columbia River Estuary, Oregon, USA”




Karen (Fischer) Courtot

M.S., 2008

Thesis: “Marine habitat use of black-footed and Laysan albatrosses during the post-breeding season and their spatial and temporal overlap with commercial fisheries”







Dr. David Craig

Post-Doctoral Research Associate:



Dan Cushing

M.S., 2014

Thesis: “Patterns of distribution, abundance, and change over time in the marine bird community of Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1989-2012”




Adrian Gall

M.S., 2004

Thesis: “Planktivorous Auklets (Aethia pusilla and A. cristatella) nesting on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska as indicators of marine conditions in the northern Bering Sea”







Cynthia (Anderson) Gilbert

M.S., 2003

Thesis: “Factors affecting colony size, reproductive success, and foraging patterns of double-crested cormorants nesting on East Sand Island in the Columbia River Estuary”



Lisa Sheffield Guy

M.S., 2006

Thesis: “Using auklets to monitor the effects of global warming on the Bering Sea ecosystem: detecting change in auklet food supply, productivity, and populations”








Nick Hatch

M.S., 2012

Thesis: “Foraging ecology and reproductive energetics of the Kittlitz’s murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) in Southeast Alaska”








Nathan Hostetter

M.S., 2009

Thesis: “Susceptibility of Juvenile Salmonids to Avian Predation: Are Caspian Terns and Double-crested Cormorants Only Taking the Sick and Injured?”






Dr. Andrew Hovey

M.S., 2003

Thesis: “Effects of diet and crude oil ingestion on growth and biochemistry of captive-reared pigeon guillemots (Cepphus columba)”



Dr. Patrick Jodice

Post-Doctoral Research Associate: 1999-2001



Dr. Michelle Antolos (Kappes)

M.S., 2003

Thesis: “Breeding and foraging ecology of Caspian terns (Sterna caspia) in the mid-Columbia River : predation on juvenile salmonids and management implications”










James Lawonn

M.S., 2012

Thesis: “Breeding ecology and nest site selection of Kittlitz’s murrelets on Kodiak Island, Alaska”






Dr. Don Lyons

PhD, 2010

Dissertation: “Bioenergetics-based predator-prey relationships between piscivorous birds and juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River estuary”


MS, 2005

Thesis: “Foraging ecology of Caspian terns and double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River estuary”






Tim Marcella

M.S., 2014

Thesis: “Cruise ship disturbance to Kittlitz’s murrelets (Brachyramphus brevirostris) in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska”








Anne Mary Myers

M.S., 2007

Thesis: “Evaluating the fatty acid signature technique for studies of diet composition in piscivorous waterbirds”








Dana Nordmeyer

M.S., 1999

Thesis: “Effects of jet aircraft overflights and other potential disturbances on behavioral responses and productivity of nesting peregrine falcons”



Angela Palmer

M.S., 1999

Thesis: “Parental care of peregrine falcons in interior Alaska and the effects of low-altitude jet overflights”


Rosana Paredes

Postdoctoral Research Associate:






Allison Patterson

M.S., 2012

Thesis: “Breeding and foraging ecology of Caspian terns nesting on artificial islands in the Upper Klamath Basin, California”





Adam Peck-Richardson

M.S., 2017

Thesis: “Double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and Brandt’s cormorants (P. penicillatus) breeding at East Sand Island in the Columbia River estuary: Foraging ecology, colony connectivity, and over-winter dispersal”


Daniel Rizzolo

M.S., 2004

Thesis: “Behavioral constraints on harlequin duck population recovery from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska”







Marc Romano

M.S., 2000

Thesis: “Effects of diet on growth and development of nesting seabirds”

Dr. Rob Suryan

Ph.D., 2006

Dissertation: “Comparative foraging ecology of five species of Pacific seabirds: multi-scale analyses of marine habitat use”




Dr. Yasuko Suzuki

PhD, 2012

Dissertation: “Piscivorous colonial waterbirds in the Columbia River estuary : demography, dietary contaminants, and management”

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